Grateful Dead Live at Great American Music Hall on 1975-08-13
Pitch corrected version of FM broadcast originally seeded by CousinIt by Matt Vernon
Subject: Blues For Allah
Subject: Crazy Fingers for President
Subject: As good as it gets
Subject: Get It!
Subject: Sage and Spirit
Subject: Under Eternity Blues!
Oh yeah,the rest of the show is great too :)
Subject: Best. Eyes. Ever.
Subject: I WAS THERE!
Subject: Blown away every time
Subject: Lock, Bolt & Key
Subject: Interesting nuance to our understanding...
Subject: 40 years ago today
Subject: Ron Rakow
Contrary to the lore that the Dead always blew the big ones (which does have some truth to it), they didn't blow this one. No, it was not a 300,000 person event or anything like that; just a small theater. But with the radio broadcast and the industry execs being invited, the band approached this as a major event for not only Round Records but their new music as well and prepared accordingly. The playing here is just so fine. It's not 73 or 74 anymore and that's OK. The changes in their style are obvious but they are still at the top of the game for a little while longer.
Blues for Allah is best appreciated when you compare it to the number of other times it was "jammed" out like this (zero). This isn't music so much as an extraordinarily vivid sound collage; one of my most treasured tracks in the band's entire history.
Subject: Stream it here
it takes a minute or two to download.
Subject: Too Bad this isn't available anymore
Subject: Happy Birthday!
An amazing show. Bravo.
Subject: This was my first ever Grateful Dead Show
Sweet, Sweet, Sweet Music.
I hits a nerve in my soul.
So, anyway, this was also one of the first CDs I bought. I remember being sort of confused. I have all these tapes (thank you tapers!) and now I'm going to pay more than the cost of a couple of blank Maxell XLsomethings and some of those hand drawn tape inserts that you pick up from some cool cat in the parking lot to buy a show that I already have? Well, I broke down and bought it and it was awesome! We used to hang out in my room in college and play it over and over and over.
Now, as listen to this show again after more than ten years, I'm floored.
Jerry tickles your spine with his fast finger work on King Solomon's Marbles (or what I always thought was called Stronger than Dirt).
Everything is so tight. Sounds so intimate. I can almost imagine myself there. I would love to have been there but, alas, I was still in diapers.
Subject: i wish i was invited
Subject: Talk about feeling it!
Subject: ONE OF THE ALL TIME GREATS!!!
WITH ALL THIS BEING SAID, lets get down to facts: Arguably the BEST Help/Slip/Frank they ever did (Downs of Santa Fe; 83?...Buffalo 77??) BUT what alot of people DONT talk about is the ROUND N' ROUND. I challange ANYONE to find a better version of this song. It is absolutely brilliant with Jerry and Keith playing there faces off. This version really shows what a great swing band they could be! Oh and by the way, the sound quality is top notch, and Kieth is playing flawlessly and is getting INCREDIBLE sound out of his keyboard (moog?) I love that 1 lingering note that he hits right as the end of Slip Knot starts to kick in (you know the one i mean!).....im out
Subject: Goose Bumps
Subject: beyond description
Subject: Dead 101
I proudly and humbly submit a rating of Multiple Stars&Skulls.
Subject: A Classic
Subject: this is a great one
Subject: Perfection + +...............+
The set itself is also perfect. 11 Stars. Eyes Of The World rocks. Most definately one of those shows you must, Must, MUST have!
Subject: Surprised no one pointed this out yet but ; )
Subject: One From the Vault
In the album notes, Dan Healy writes "When we completed the recording and mixing of the "Blues for Allah" studio album at Weir's studio, whcih this album was the maiden voyage for, we gathered up our instruments and equipment and moved to the Great American Music Hall. The idea was to perform live to the world, for the first time, "Blues for Allah" in celebration of not only the completion of the album but also the beginning of Grateful Dead Records...This represents the beginning of the release of the vault tapes."
Subject: One From The Vault
Subject: Great show/Correst track List
Subject: Make Believe Ballroom
Subject: This is it my friend................
Subject: no title
I thought if a show was released by the band, only AUD recordings could be posted?
Oh, about the show... anyone who has been into the Dead for more than two minutes knows what this show is all about. This is definitely one of the answers to the "If you were stranded on an island" question. If you don't already have the Vault release, you'd be crazy to pass this one up! I agree with everyone here that five stars is simply not enough for this masterpiece.
Subject: Great American Music, indeed!
Subject: holy hand grenade
i have the version they taped off the board onto
16 trak ampex then made digital
tis great it clips hard once on blues for allah
i'd like to get ahold of the master
heh heh ya right
this is a must have 11 out of 5 stars
quit reading this and get it now
this is a direct order
Subject: aaaahhhhh!grateful dead.
ya know....i love you guys @ the archive but 5 stars just isn't enough for some of theese shows
dl this show then buy 2 of the vault releasees just to help support 4 of the coolest multi millionaires on the planet.
Subject: great american music hall
ive seen a show at this venue and i know what goes on in there, theres energy runnin all throughout the dance floor running up around to the balcony's
and phils been there a few times he jammed franklins tower with umphrey's mcgee :) haah peace
Subject: Mmmmmmm :)
Subject: Thanks to Ron Rakow
Subject: simply put....
Keep the archive alive, as well as the music.
Subject: yes! and it counts
Subject: Just buy the Vault release....
Subject: Great concert -- NOTE: TRACKING OFF
Subject: 1 of THE ALL TIME BEST
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